As you may be aware I started my new job this week. I’m easing in part time this month and starting my full time adventure after the 4th of the July holiday.
So far the work has been AWESOME! There’s always a ramp up time where you need to get familiar with the projects and development teams and I’m thankful I can do that now to hit the ground running come July.
One of my tasks this week was to get all the admin stuff out of the way. My keys, email account, calendar access, parking pass, and the ultimate new job-ness, the ID badge.
Funny thing is I’ve been wearing my old ID from my prior position around my neck as it was attached to my key ring. Yes, I’m one of THOSE people who must wear keys and badges as a necklace or I’ll continuously lock myself out of my office. I joked with my new boss that I’m like the tic tac guy from Seinfeld, you’ll always know when I’m coming. He didn’t believe until he heard the jingle himself.
Anyway, I came home and showed the husband the new and old ID and he’s said I MUST put this on the web site. I can’t believe it. He’s FINALLY getting the whole blogging thing. ;~P About time!
Well here they are. This is not a before and after "look-how-much-weight-I-lost" comparison. It’s more of a "holy-crap-look-how-different-I-am" pause as I reflect on how much older I am.
The badge on the left was taken in 2002, the one on the right yesterday, 2009. That’s seven years, about 35lbs (guessing at my weight in ’02), 1 child, a hair growing out stage and much MUCH growing up in between. Funny thing is… left pretty much represents my 20s and the right my 30s.
While writing this up the toddler asked if both pictures were me. I tried to explain to him the one of the left was taken before he was born. He then pointed to the one on the right and said "I like that one better."
"Why?" I asked.
"Because it looks like you."
I think we have a winner. :)